The four major flavours in South East Asian cuisine are hot, sweet, salty, and sour and the clever cook will get a good balance into each dish that they cook. This photo contributed by Gnarlykitty on Flickr shows the condiments you see on every table in Thailand.

It includes some chilli, sugar, fish sauce, and vinegar for the diner to add in the proportions they feel fit.

Thai Condiments

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Marie lives in Auckland, New Zealand but was born in the United States and is a dual-national. She has lived in five countries altogether but sees New Zealand as her real home base. She loves travel, and living in multi-cultural Auckland is the next best thing to being out there.